The transducer fairing houses the ship’s various acoustic systems, including the transducers for the multibeam sonar (mapping), echo sounder, fathometer, Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler, scientific sounding system (water column profiler), and ultra short baseline acoustics (system to track position of the remotely operated vehicle).

The transducer fairing houses the ship’s various acoustic systems, including the transducers for the multibeam sonar (mapping), echo sounder, fathometer, Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler, scientific sounding system (water column profiler), and ultra short baseline acoustics (system to track position of the remotely operated vehicle). Image courtesy of ENS Hallingstad, 2017 Laulima O Ka Moana.

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